Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Corporation
An organization of directors and community members that coordinates an annual appeal to Cambridge residents

University Lutheran Church
The Harvard Square church which provides us with space, volunteers during breaks, and building support

Phillips Brooks House Association
The umbrella public service group at Harvard, which provides us with support coordinating our operations, policies, and finances


An incredible community of donors supports the work we do. These individuals and groups include:

Every Friday and Sunday night, Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School students from the group “Club Four” come in to cook a fresh, nutritious dinner.

On a typical night, we normally serve dinner given to us via Food for Free.

In addition, we receive food donations from the Harvard Square locations of Peet’s Coffee, Darwin’s, The Market, Gato Rojo, and Salt and Olive.


Many local groups generously hold fundraisers on our behalf, including Memorial Church, Google’s Boston office, Border Cafe, Peet’s Coffee and the Alpha Epsilon Pi Harvard chapter.


Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
66 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, MA 02138


We are open from the evening of November 1st to the morning of April 15th. The shelter is open from 7PM to 8AM, except on Saturday mornings when it is open until 9AM.

To enter the bed lottery, call toll-free at 1-888-285-4038 between 7:30AM and 8AM.